Cervical Spine

Cervical Conditions

Patients with cervical conditions, such as cervical disc herniation or cervical radiculopathy, may experience neck pain, headaches, and other symptoms related to nerve compression. For these patients, rehabilitative therapy can help to address underlying physical issues and pathologies that may be causing pain, numbness, limited mobility, poor posture, muscle weakness, and tightness. In rehabilitative therapy, a number of exercises are used to improve neck strength and flexibility, along with manual therapies like soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, stretching, and many more.
As most cervical pathologies are usually chronic and persist for longer durations, patients need ongoing maintenance therapy to treat their symptoms permanently and prevent the risk of injuries in the future. Maintenance therapy for cervical conditions is based on exercises that aid in maintaining strength and flexibility. Besides, patients will get education on how to properly use body mechanics and posture to prevent exacerbation of symptoms and protect themselves from further injury. Additionally, patients may benefit from ongoing pain management strategies, such as heat or ice therapy or relaxation techniques, to help manage their pain and improve their overall quality of life.
The usefulness and importance of rehabilitative therapy and maintenance therapies are approved by a number of clinical trials and medical studies published in the “Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics”, the “Journal of Physical Therapy Science”, and the “Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy”.
  • Kim, T. H., Kang, J. W., Kim, K. H., & Lee, S. M. (2016). Effects of cervical exercise therapy in patients with chronic neck pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of physical therapy science, 28(8), 2357–2363.
  • Cleland, J. A., Childs, J. D., McRae, M., Palmer, J. A., & Stowell, T. (2005). Immediate effects of thoracic manipulation in patients with neck pain: A randomized clinical trial. Manual therapy, 10(2), 127–135.
  • González-Iglesias, J., Fernández-de-las-Peñas, C., Cleland, J. A., Gutiérrez-Vega, M. D. C., & Palomeque-del-Cerro, L. (2009). Short-term effects of cervical kinesio taping on pain and cervical range of motion in patients with acute whiplash injury: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 39(7), 515–521.
  • Yuan, Q. L., Guo, T. M., Liu, L., Sun, F., Zhang, Y. G., & Shen, X. (2015). Traditional Chinese medicine for neck pain and low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(7), 533–545.
What we offer

Getting you back in shape.

Massotherapist performing myofascial release therapy session on patient

Myofascial Release

MFR is a 2 hands on technique. The therapist uses her hands to sink deeply into the body, feel for tension or restriction and using therapeutic pressure 

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Functional Manual Therapy and Postural Restoration

An approach integrating Manual therapy, Therapeutic exercise and Functional Movement as well as patient education.

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Flexible and Functional Orthotics

PRI Orthotics are shoe inserts that change the mechanics of the feet and lower extremity to correct foot function.

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Benefits of Acupuncture with Physical Therapy

Comprehensive evaluation of your body. Pain management. Naturally stimulate biomedical changes


Laser and Winback Therapy

The term Laser is the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission
of Radiation.


Kinesio Taping

Athletes often make use of taping as a protective mechanism in the presence of an existing injury.

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